Resources for phpBB and PHP 8.0

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Resources for phpBB and PHP 8.0

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There have been a few topics on the main phpBB forums, i.e. https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=2578981 that cover PHP 8.0 compatibility with phpBB 3.3.

I'm sure the phpBB developers are well aware of resources related to PHP 8.0 and hopefully are working on the changes required to provide compatibility.

While attempting to answer some of the questions raised in the above linked topic, I found WordPress and PHP 8.0 – Make WordPress Core that provides extensive technical details and might be helpful for phpBB developers and extension writers. So I thought I was worth sharing in case it might be helpful in some way.

Cheers and thanks team.

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Re: Resources for phpBB and PHP 8.0

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If I ever run out of exclamation marks, I'll borrow one from the 213 that are on that page.

As far as I can tell, the test suite has been run on PHP 8.0 on Travis so as long as it passes, I don't think anyone is going to go out of their way to look for incompatibilities. There seems to be some issues with PHP 8 on GitHub though: https://github.com/phpbb/phpbb/runs/1623084092

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Re: Resources for phpBB and PHP 8.0

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P_I wrote: Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:07 pm I found WordPress and PHP 8.0 – Make WordPress Core that provides extensive technical details and might be helpful for phpBB developers and extension writers.
Nothing new I would say, I think any developer is already aware of the changes in PHP8 and in a much more thorough way. What's missing are bug reports, maybe it's because there aren't or will be so many since everyone involved in one way or another has been on the ball for some time. The few bugs I have found (a handful so far) I have already reported and are in the works.

The more the testers the better, you know.

If you want to be helpful I am currently extensively testing service providers (oauth), meaning that I explicitly ask for someone to test at least those provided with the releases, namely BITLY, GOOGLE, TWITTER and FACEBOOK. Especially https://bitly.com/.
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Re: Resources for phpBB and PHP 8.0

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Thanks for the info! I've also encountered some minor bugs with PHP 8 on [link removed], but nothing critical so far.
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